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John expects to visit him.
him Why should I study
linguistics? I will understand: First and second language acquisition
• I will understand children’s development better Language loss, e.g. aphasia; dementia
• I will understand some problems of the elderly and
injured Why should I study
linguistics? Language and literacy Language diversity and language universals I will understand why learning to read is hard in
I will understand the differences and similarities
among languages: e.g. English, French, and Chinese
verb placement and question formation.
verb Language and the law I will understand how language knowledge can be
important in forensic linguistics, legal documents, and
in courtroom discourse.
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- Fall '11
- Course goals, Subfields of Linguistics